It was on this day in 1992 that W’s daddy pulled a fast one.
That the FIRST Bush in the Whitehouse pardoned Casper “the ghost” Weinberger and five others for their roles in the Iran-Contra debacle. Casper was getting ready for his Jan 5th trial for lying his lil ass off to Congress about his knowledge of the arms sales to Iran and efforts by other countries to help underwrite the Nicaraguan rebels, a case that was expected to focus on Mr. Weinberger’s private notes that contain references to Mr. Bush’s endorsement of the secret shipments to Iran.The independent prosecutor, Lawrence E. Walsh, stated that he firmly believed the first Bush pulled the pardon card to protect his own ass. Walsh was investigating Bush for the “c” word..conspiracy. Bush, along with many of the Senior Reagan Whitehouse cronies conspired to lie and deceive Congress and the American public regarding the arms sales to Teheran, and the diversion of profits from those sales to help finance a covert weapons supply network to the contras, set up in 1985, AFTER Congress barred direct aid to the rebels.
Funny how everything eventually comes full circle aint it? Like Father, like son?
A link to the original NY Times article on the pardon and the lies and deceit from Bush #1 is here.